(Annotated Bibliography)

Abdalati, W. et al. 2004. Elevation changes of ice caps in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, F04007.
  • Airborne laser surveys of major ice caps in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago were conducted in 1995 and 2000 to determine the ice caps' elevation changes. The surveys revealed relatively limited melting in higher elevations while lower elevations experienced more melting.

Allik, K., and Mulder, R. 2001. Auyittuq. March 3, 2007.
  • The site presents photographs and thoughts about the Auyittuq National Park after the authors' visits .

Andre, E., 2007. Tracing the Effects of Global Warming. March 3, 2007.
  • The site presents the authors impression of the effects that climate change is having on Baffin Island using her research as well as accounts from local residents.

Andrews, J.T et al. 2002. Glaciers of Canada. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1386-J-1.
  • This is a detailed report containing a great amount of information pertaining to a number of glaciers and ice caps in Canada. The report also has a number of informative maps.

Baird, P.D. 1955. Glaciological Research in the Canadian Arctic. British Glaciological Society, King’s College, Aberdeen University.
  • Baird reviews glaciological work complete between 1945 and 1954 in the Canadian Arctic. Suggestions of future work is also given in paper.

Bell, T., and Jacobs, J.D. 1997. Glacier monitoring for climate change detection in Nunavut. Geoscience Canada, 23(4): 195-204.
  • The authors review prior glacial researches that have been completed in the High Arctic prior to 1997. Emphasis was placed on work that has been completed on Baffin Island. The authors outline what has been learned from previous researches and make recommendations for future studies under today's changing climate.

Berger, A. 2002.
Expédition à travers Terre de Baffin Nunavut, Canada, 2002. January 17, 2007.
  • This site contains information on a Baffin expedition taken by Fabian Gertsch and Alain Berger in 2002. Photographs and responses to questions about the expedition are included in the page.

Cohen, S.B. [ed]. 2000. Meta Incognita. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. April 14, 2007.
  • The Columbia University Press site provides a brief note about the Meta Incognita Peninsula.

Cubasch, U. et al. 2001. Projections of future climate change, in Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis, edited by J.T. Houghton et al., 525-582, Cambridge Univ. Press, New York.
  • This chapter in Climate Change 2001 projects earth's future climate based on simulation by global climate models.

Davis, P.T., Bierman, P.R., Marsella, K.A., Caffee, M.W., and Southon, J.R. 1999. Cosmogenic analysis of glacial terrains in the eastern Canadian Arctic: a test for inherited nuclides and the effectiveness of glacial erosion. Annals of Glaciology, 28: 181-188.
  • The authors extracted 9 rock/sediment samples and measured the abundance of 10Be and 26Al from Tumbling Glacier, Baffin Island to determine the effectiveness of glacial erosion and the magnitude of cosmogenic nuclide inheritance from prior periods of cosmic-ray exposure.

Dyuergerov, M. 2002. Glacier Mass Balance and Regime: Data Measurements and Analysis. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.University of Colorado.
  • This occasional paper, edited by INSTAAR, presents glacier mass balance information that has been collected in the history of mass balance measurement. It attempts to present a complete database of all glaciers and their characteristics.

Energy, Mines and Resources Canada. 1985. The Atlas of Canada - Glaciers, 1985. January 15, 2007.
  • This Natural Resources Canada website contains various maps and facts about Canada. Categories including the Environment, People & Society, Economy, History, Climate Change, Freshwater, and Health.

Environment Canada: National Hydrology Research Institute, 1999. The Atlas of Canada - Glaciers and Icefields. January 15, 2007.
  • A comprehensive collection of information pertaining to icefields and glaciers in Canada are presented in this Natural Resources Canada web page. In additional to useful facts, useful maps are also available.

Falconer, G. 1970. Glaciers of Northern Baffin and Bylot Islands, NWT. Geographical Paper, No. 23.
  • This book contains information about some glaciers found in northern parts of Baffin Island and glaciers located on Bylot Island. Most of the glaciers described in the book have no official name, instead, these glaciers were assigned numbers for identification.

Goto-Azuma, K., Koerner, R., Fisher, S. 2002. An ice-core record over the last two centuries from Penny Ice Cap, Baffin Island, Canada. Annals of Glaciology, 35: 29-35.
  • The researchers drilled an 85 m deep ice core in 1995 in the Penny Ice Cap to analyzed for ions and O-18 isotopes. Also, snow samples were collected in 1994 and 1995. These samples provided proxy record of climatic and environmental changes in the Canadian Arctic during the past 200 years. .

Hodge, D. 2005. SummitPost-Thor Peak and the Fork Beard. February 12, 2007.
  • This site is devoted to climbers. The Thor Peak is rated as a 5-12 climb.

Kaplan, M., and Miller, G. 2003. Early Holocene delevelling and deglaciation of the Cumberland Sound region, Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. GSA Bulletin, 115: 445-462.
  • Kaplan and Miller used radiocarbon, cosmogenic surface exposure, and relative sea-level data to examine deglaciation and glacioisostatic adjustment of Cumberland Sound and Cumberland Peninsula, and southeastern Baffin Island.

Kaplan, M., Miller, G., and Steig, E. 2001. Low-gradient outlet glaciers (ice streams?) drained the Laurentide ice sheet. Geology, 29 (4): 343-346.
  • The researchers used cosomogenic nuclides to date geomorphic features to help determine the configuration of glaciation in Cumberland Sound, Baffin Island, during the last glacial maximum.

Kleman, J., Marchant, D., Borgstro, I. 2001. Geomorphic Evidence for Late Glacial Ice Dynamics on Southern Baffin Island and in Outer Hudson Strait, Nunavut, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 33(3): 249-257.
  • The paper examines the glacial geomorphology on Southern Baffin Island to better understand the ice-dynamic conditions during the Noble Inlet advance, a glacial event involving northward ice flow across Hudson Strait and large-magnitude meltwater drainage across Meta Incognita Peninsula at around 8.9 to 8.4 14C kyr BP.

Marsh, J. - The Canadian Encyclopedia. 2006. Baffin Island. A1SEC816492. January 31, 2007.
  • This site provides general information about the island including geology, current way-of-life, and early settlement and development.

Miller, G.,Wolfe, A., Briner, J., Sauer, P. and Nesje, A. 2005. Holocene glaciation and climate evolution of Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews , 24:1703-1721.
  • The researchers used cosmogenic exposure dating of erratics to determine the pattern of deglaciation and climatic patterns on Baffin Island since the last glacial maximum (LGM).

Miller, G. 2003. Terra Nivea Ice Cap. April 10, 2007.
  • This site was set up to celebrate the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research's (INSTAAR) 50th anniversary in 2001. One of the contributors to the site was Gifford Miller who included a number of photographs capturing researchers in action.

MSN Encarta. 2007. Map of Terra Nivea (glacier), Nunavut. April 14, 2007.
  • Encarta is a free online encyclopedia operated by MSN.

Natural Resources Canada. 2006. Central Baffin Island 4-D Project. February 3, 2007.
  • The site outlines the ice-marginal investigations on the Barnes Ice Cap, Baffin Island and the implications for the late Pleistocene history of the northeastern Laurentide Ice Sheet.

Ostrem, G., Bridge C.W., and Rannie, W.F. 1967. Glacio-Hydrology, Discharge and Sediment Transport in the Decade Glacier Area, Baffin Island, N. W. T. Geografiska Annaler. Series A, Physical Geography, 49 (2/4): 268-282.
  • The paper looks at findings from mass balances studies at the Decade Glacier area which was started in 1965 as part of Canada's contribution to the International Hydrological Decade Program.

Nopper, P. 2003. Highway Glacier: AIVA-Aerial Images. AIVA&Product_Code=P00008&Category_Code=. March 3, 2007.
  • The site is maintained by Paul Nopper. The site contains aerial photographs of various locations in Canada and United Stated taken by Nopper from his low-flying aircraft.

Parks Canada. 2006. Auyuittuq National Park of Canada - Natural Wonders and Cultural Treasures. January 30, 2007.
  • Parks Canada provide information about the wildlife, vegetation, geology and cultural heritage associated with Auyuittuq National Park.

Pidwirny, M. 2006. Fluvial Landforms. March 10, 2007.
  • Professor Pidwirny of University of British Columbia provides a brief description of various land features formed by fluvial processes.

Scott, D.J. 1999. U–Pb geochronology of the eastern Hall Peninsula, southern Baffin Island, Canada: a northern link between the Archean of West Greenland and the Paleoproterozoic Torngat Orogen of northern Labrador. Precambrian Research, 93: 5-26.
  • A corridor east of Iquluit Nunavut that crosses a number of regionally significant lithologic boundaries were mapped and sampled for U-Pb geochronology.

Walk. A. 2001. Coronation Glacier and Coronation Fiord (Davis Strait). Glacier_6_2001-07-23.jpg. February 12, 2007.
  • This site contains photographs of the Coronation Glacier taken by Ansgar Walk in 2001.

Zdanowicz, C.M. 2004. Glacier mass balance and snow pollution monitoring, Auyuittuq National Park, Nunavut. 1-SCREENING/01-APPLICATION/06YN018-%20Christine%20Zdanowicz%20et%20al.%202004%20proposal.pdf. January 30, 1007.
  • This report summarizes the fieldwork completed in 2004 at the Auyuittuq National Park by Geological Survey of Canada of Natural Resources Canada.

Baffin Island Introduction
Glaciated Peninsulas Include:
Brodeur Peninsula Cumberland Peninsula Hall Peninsula Meta Incognita Peninsula
Ice Caps on Baffin Island Include:
Barnes Ice Cap Grinnell Ice Cap Penny Ice Cap Terra Nivea Ice Cap
Glacial features in Cumberland Peninsula Include:
Boas Glacier Caribou Glacier Coronation Glacier Fork Beard Glacier Highway Glacier
Penny Ice Cap Tumbling Glacier
Glacial features in Hall Peninsula Include:
Grinnell Ice Cap
Glacial features in Meta Incognita Peninsula Include:
Terra Nivea Ice Cap
Additional Links:
Decade Glacier Effects of Climate Change on Baffin References

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